Jul 13, 2007
Our reason for going to Italy again is Yun's love of food. I guess Bologna is the food capital of Italy. That's why we ended up there. Yun has a lot of friends who know about food. They always suggest restaurants to try. One friend knows a chef who owns a restaurant outside of Milan. So we went. It was a lot of really fancy intricate food that was way over my head. I'd be happy to have a quick bowl of spaghetti. The guy, Nicola, turned out to be a great person. He spent a lot of time with us and explained everything. He even sent us to a friend's restaurant in Bologna. the thing that makes Yun crazy is overhearing tourists with food issues. There was a couple next to us from England. The woman was asking if there was gluton in the food? Then she wanted to know if there was wheat, and on and on. Can she have her dressing on the side. LADY, this is Italy. Let down your guard, drop the food requirements and live a little for a week. The waiter just rolled his eyes. In Milan if you order a steak, they say OK and walk away. there is no discussion like in America. "do you want it medium or well done or medium rare. They just cook it one way. The way it supposed to be cooked. Rare. Take it or leave it. If you have a lot of food issues, Italy is not going to be your place. There are plenty of McDonalds and pizza joints around. Try those.